LIVE: Troy Pig Out & BaconFest NY @ Riverfront Park, 7/13/13

August 5th, 2013, 3:00 pm by Sara
Albert Cummings

Albert Cummings

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Ribs, bacon-flavored cotton candy, pulled pork sandwiches and bacon-flavored ice cream and so much more… Yes, pork products reigned supreme when the annual Troy Pig Out joined forces with BaconFest NY in Troy’s recently renovated Riverfront Park last month.

But in addition to the oodles of eats, the fest also offered up plenty of great music, too, including a headlining show by Blind Pig Records’ blues-slinger extraordinaire Albert Cummings and such Local 518 faves as Mirk, Stellar Young and the Twangbusters.

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LIVE: Bacon Fest @ Henry Hudson Waterfront Park, 9/2/12

September 7th, 2012, 1:00 pm by Greg
Lucky Jukebox Brigade (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Lucky Jukebox Brigade (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Photographs by Stanley Johnson
Additional photograph by John Rice

“I love the smell of bacon in the morning…”

The inaugural Bacon Fest NY took place in Hudson’s Henry Hudson Waterfront Park last Sunday, and the bacon was sizzling from the start.

Unfortunately, due to an unexpectedly large turnout, vendors at the fest ran through their supplies of bacon early on, and by 12noon – with six hours of festivities to go – there was barely a rasher to be found.

The festival organizers learned a valuable lesson – never underestimate the awesome power of bacony goodness – and they vow to be better prepared for next year’s Bacon Fest.

While there was definitely a shortage of bacon, the bands played on, and festival-goers soaked up the sun and the sounds of Ramblin Jug Stompers, Red Haired Strangers, Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned, the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Eastbound Jesus and Unexplained Bacon.

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